The new documentary Abacus: Small Enough to Jail will appear nationwide in selected theaters beginning May 19th. A running list of theaters is here.
It tells the true story of Thomas Sung, a Chinese immigrant who was inspired by Frank Capra’s George Bailey character to start a small bank to help his community. When the subprime crisis hit, his bank — one of the few banks not politically well connected — was the only one to face criminal charges. But Sung had an ace in his back pocket: his three daughters, who just happen to be lawyers. “As James follows their case through the courts, his movie turns into a crackling family drama.” –NowToronto